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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 Project thread

    1. Member VR6 NRG's Avatar
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      03-29-2012 01:53 AM #51
      thought i would post an update.
      the real paint work has begun and we expect for Josh to be done with the car around the 2nd week of next month.

      and these boxes arrived late last week to Parts Score...


      and after being opened they revealed this





      AccuAir full setup with AirLift struts and AccuAir e-level system.
      it will be the first air ride install for Parts Score doing the work but they are ready for the task and so excited to do this.
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      03-30-2012 01:01 AM #52
      Bags are for ****.

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      03-30-2012 02:52 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      Bags are for ****.
      in this case, yes, yes they are
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      03-30-2012 09:16 PM #54
      i'm really hoping for these
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      03-30-2012 11:36 PM #55
      keep it coming Brian!! can't wait to see more progress pics!!
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      04-04-2012 09:56 AM #56
      the car should hopefully be done at paint later next week and then back to Parts Score for assembly and install time.

      i should have some pics later today of some stuff though.
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      04-04-2012 05:25 PM #57
      just a few updated crappy cell phone pics.
      This is the air tank with the first traces of Ipanema brown anywhere on the car...
      i had him paint the eXo mounts in gloss black too.



      the pics were taken in a small room without much light but i was told when out in the sun the color looks amazing.
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      04-04-2012 05:33 PM #58
      Really diggin' the color can't wait to see it shot on some body panels.

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      04-05-2012 12:14 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Stilladub View Post
      Really diggin' the color can't wait to see it shot on some body panels.
      me x 2039485309850324958
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      04-06-2012 12:42 PM #60
      Looking Sick Brian! Very excited to see you build done and go for a spin in that little Cabbie!

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      04-07-2012 07:03 PM #61
      woah Rif Raf lives!!!! Thanks Chad

      some minor picture updates

      air tank finally out in the sun. lordy this is a gorgeous color



      and the GTI started getting taken apart today


      and i was just texted this picture the engine is out. new Euro Enginuity reinforced oil pan and 2.9L clone fully polished manifold will go on tomorrow.

      thats all for now
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      04-08-2012 02:36 AM #62
      some other goodies arrived today from Euro Enginuity
      2.9L clone manifold that is polished. debating what to do with this 1) finish the polishing and paint the black areas, or paint the whole thing one color.





      OEM oil pan with reinforced steel added to it and painted




      chrome interior door pulls and JOM hood struts


      and some better pics of the tank and gloss black brackets. going to line the inner loops of the brackets with sticky felt to prevent scratching and etching of the paint from any vibration


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      04-15-2012 12:00 PM #63
      well it looks like the 1552 wheels aren't going to be out and available yet so i am going to be borrowing some multi-piece 16x9's to put on the car for the time being.

      Josh the painter has told me the car will be finished this upcoming week. that will give us about 5 weeks to put everything back together. That sounds all good, but the car cannot be worked on every day nor every weekend. so it will be a crunch but i have confidence that it will all work out.

      latest pics of parts.
      manifold is done



      I am also slowly collecting a few other basic parts.
      Because of the new manifold and oil pan, we will replace those gaskets, clean a bunch of stuff on the motor while it's still out and hope to start assembly next weekend.

      The Cabrio had some faint hail damage that wasn't noticeable because of the faded paint and the car being dirty. because of this the body work will take through the end of the coming week. But i have been told all of the welding, smoothing, shaving is complete, and the real work on the body has begun.
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      04-15-2012 06:25 PM #64
      Like that color a lot.
      Th(e/a)n

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      04-15-2012 06:34 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      in this case, yes, yes they are


      looks like youre having fun with this project.
      its more involved than the newer cars, but still lots of fun.

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      04-15-2012 09:05 PM #66
      Yeah I wanted to do just a little more than bolt on like I have in the past
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      04-15-2012 11:59 PM #67
      There has never been a dyno that showed an improvement in power with a 'clone' manifold. That money should have gone to Bilstien based Bagyard struts

      Just playin with ya Brian.. but it's true.. - There was one back in the day that showed 2-3hp beyond 6500 which is beyond fuel cut anyway..
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      04-16-2012 02:22 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      There has never been a dyno that showed an improvement in power with a 'clone' manifold. That money should have gone to Bilstien based Bagyard struts

      Just playin with ya Brian.. but it's true.. - There was one back in the day that showed 2-3hp beyond 6500 which is beyond fuel cut anyway..
      i mainly got it cause it was already shiny and reduced the amount of time/work needed to make it shiny. i like shiny things. and i figured if the motor is out and maintenance being done, why not put a new shiny manifold on there.
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      04-17-2012 10:53 PM #69
      a pic i was texted today from Unique Upholstery


      rears will be done this week.
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      04-18-2012 09:13 PM #70
      I saw Henry's cabrio at Exklusiv the other day. Man that is a good looking build.

      Will be nice to have another one around when your is done.

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      04-23-2012 12:03 AM #71
      some other new pics received today from Josh doing the paint




      let there be some more color. he is waiting on a fender roller to paint the body and then its done.
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      04-23-2012 10:33 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      a pic i was texted today from Unique Upholstery


      rears will be done this week.
      If you don't mind me asking Brian how much did this run. I've been wanting some interior work done on the CC.
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      04-23-2012 11:39 PM #73
      Unique is charging me right arounnd $1000 to do the front and rear seats plus a few other small items. we use them through the dealership so i don't know if that is a deal for me, or just general rates.
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      04-24-2012 12:28 PM #74
      cant wait to see the car when finished... love that color

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      04-25-2012 12:30 AM #75
      crappy cell phone pic but the engine bay and all the jams are painted
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